To help minimize lead hazards, Oneida County's Lead Primary Prevention Program is hitting the streets for chipped and peeling paint as part of the "March to the Middle" program.
The inspections began in May starting on Pleasant St. in Utica, and will continue to the center of Cornhill.
"It is a benefit for everyone, because ultimately if we maintain the property and we reduce the blight, it protects everyone's property value. It protects children in the community, and we're not going to have the run down properties that we had had for years," said Cathe Bullwinkle, the Lead Primary Prevention Project Manager.
Bullwinkle says this is also a way to educate owners to maintain their properties.
She says the program plans to continue throughout the summer.